My Dell XPS m1330 won't turn on anymore. How can I fix this? [more inside]
I just bought a Blackberry Bold 9700, and unlocked it (so there's no warranty). I have used it for about a month or 6 weeks, and following a trip to the beach where it did not get wet, the buttons are not responding properly. Example: the keyguard button on the top left of the phone locks keys but won't unlock keys. The End Call / Power button ends calls and turns off the phone, but won't turn it on. All the keys work but pushing two buttons at once cancels both requests. I've re-installed the software (I think) and left it in rice overnight and both did not help, except for an hour or so when it randomly started working and then stopped again. Do you have any ideas what's wrong with it, and if I am able to fix it myself? (I have a T5 screwdriver if I need to crack it open). Thanks in advance! :)
I think I broke a bone in my hand. 5th metacarpal, the one that connects to the pinky. Looking for a bit of advice. [more inside]
My side by side refrigerator/freezer stopped cooling, so we unplugged it and went to buy a new one. On a lark I plugged it back in 24 hours later, and now it functions perfectly. Anyone know if the problem is likely to return (or what the problem might be?) I vacuumed the back-bottom compartment where the compressor is located, but there wasn't much dust there so I doubt dust was the problem.
Please recommend a plumber in Toronto? [more inside]
My husband broke his silver wedding band - is there any way to fix it that won't cost more than a new ring? [more inside]
My blender has a bit of black dust at the bottom after I use it, presumably from the black rubber connectors under the container and on top of the motor. It still works, but is this normal? Will the black stuff get sucked up into the food stuff I'm blending?
Short leg casts, why 90 degrees? Will variance in the angle of the cast cause the bones to heal improperly? [more inside]
My keyboard magically stopped letting me type the letter 'c'. Any help? [more inside]
I broke the port on my external hard drive. It isn't visibly damaged, but when I plug the USB cable in, the port feels wiggly, like it's not connected to what it should be connected to. Nothing happens when I plug it into my computer. How can I fix this or recover the data? [more inside]
Are there any preventative measures I can take to ensure the headphone jack on my brand new iPod classic doesn't share the same fate as the jack on my old iPod? [more inside]
My car appears to have a broken spring. Is this going to be as expensive as I think it will be? [more inside]
This is likely a dumb question. :) But I have this little microwave. Both the glass turntable and the plastic wheel thing are broken. The microwave itself works fine and heats things up. Short of dripping stuff down into the motor enclosure where the wheel+turntable would normally sit, can I use this microwave normally long-term with no worries? I'm assuming that the only difference is the food would be unevenly heated (I could manually turn), but I just wanted to make sure the turntable motor business wasn't connected to anything else. Replacements would cost more than the microwave at this point.
While I was using it, the image on my LCD monitor suddenly dissolved into white, as if the pixels disappeared and the backlight was completely exposed. Has anyone encountered this problem before and is it fixable? [more inside]
Help me repair my passenger's side mirror. I have a 1998 Plymouth Breeze. (I know you're jealous of my awesome car, but I need help!!) [more inside]
Why can't she move her broken arm? [more inside]
My in-laws' brand new 21.5" iMac took a header and has a badly cracked screen. Repair is going to run ~900; my f-i-l wants to try replacing the screen himself. We can't find any information on where to acquire the appropriate flat panel. Does anyone have a link?
What's wrong with my microwave? [more inside]
Okay, need some help regarding a broken CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) in my 2-year-old son's room. I've looked through a couple of similar questions here, but this situation is a little different so I'm hoping for more specific insight. I've also already seen a lot of varying information relating to proper clean-up procedures, potential long-term contamination and adverse health effects, etc. I really need to know what I should be concerned about with regard to my son's health. [more inside]
So my iPhone has suddenly died. This is very bad. I can't restart it and I can't get my computer to recognize it. Help? [more inside]
What to do with broken ribs that have never healed. [more inside]
Thermostat seems to work fine. Except at night. When it gets cold. [more inside]
Book recommendations: Recently I have discovered that I really enjoy a certain type of flawed character in television shows. Think Gregory House on House or Dr. Cal Lightman on Lie to Me. Wounded inside with a tough smart exterior that push people away with sarcasm or slight jerkish behaviour. Help me find examples in literature so I can continue my current obsession when I shut the tv off. [more inside]
I think there's a piece of glass in my hand. Is this a bad thing? [more inside]
My cement statue fell apart after 50 plus years of standing around enigmatically. How can I put it back together? [more inside]
What to do with broken ceramic mugs? [more inside]
What's the best way to fix my driver's side mirror? [more inside]
I had a broken bone, it was put back in place with some pins and a plate and now I'm not sure what to do... [more inside]
Best way to get duct tape residue off windows, and how to hold broken car windows up? [more inside]
kenmore clothes dryer help: my wife and i recently purchased a home that came with a kenmore washer and dryer. at the time of the house inspection, the dryer was working fine. we have tried to use it since moving in and it no longer functions. any ideas what could be wrong? [more inside]
So we now have 2 non-functioning Iphone 3Gs, both not working because of charging issues. What can we do with them? [more inside]
I bought a MacBook Pro in June 2007. Since then, its needed a new hard disk drive, right cooling fan, and DVD read/write drive. Is this normal wear and tear? [more inside]
My Boyfriend Wants To Be Just Friends? [more inside]
Can't. Turn. The. Switch. On my lamp. [more inside]
My dog broke off a headphone adapter in my macbook. How do I get it out? [more inside]
My PS3 done broke. Should I shell out the cash to repair, or hold off and see what Sony's got up its sleeve?
Broken PS3 - ship it off for repairs or wait and see what the holidays bring? [more inside]
If my nose gets broken, can I get it fixed to look the way it did before? [more inside]
My 500gb external hard drive fell onto my hardwood floor. Hard. [more inside]
So I've got an older Macbook with a broken optical drive (it takes heroic measures to get it to eject discs), and I'm trying to figure out the best way to replace it. [more inside]
My baby girl, 7 months old, has a spiral fractured femur - mum caught her as she was falling while getting into a back carrier - she is in hospital, has had specialist orthopaedic paediatrician attention and is now in traction. She is probably at the the best hospital in the country for this, but it is a long way from home. She is 100% breast fed, and my wife is staying with her. Can any of the medicos or Mefi, or people who have had similar experience offer some advice? [more inside]
As a non-AAA member, what are my cheapest options for transporting a broken vehicle 12 miles? [more inside]
Most shoes I wear tend to wear out rapidly underneath my big toes. To the point that a hole wears through the insole and, on some shoes, the footbed cracks or collapses. [more inside]
Does the DTV box need to be returned? We've got the DTV converter box. We've got channels that have switched and channels that have not. So the DTV box gets turned on and off. Here's the thing, when switching on it is taking 4 or 5 times of off/on sequences before it finally goes.
My iPhone 3G screen is shattered but still works. I need to get the glass replaced pronto. What are my options? [more inside]
How could a digital camera break like this? Is it worth fixing? [more inside]
I broke my MacBook's screen, and I'd like to get it fixed. A quick googling turns up several firms. Can anyone recommend a specific firm? [more inside]
DVD player door opens 3/4 of the way, then won't play discs - Help! [more inside]
My DS Lite is acting funky - Can I fix this? [more inside]
So I dropped my iPhone. It disabled the speaker at the top of the phone so I can only make calls using speakerphone... I bought the protection plan back in December, but never activated it. Any suggestions on a plan of action?
My girlfriend's Gateway T-6836 just fell. Her screen is broken and she called me in tears. I found a replacement screen, but will it work? And how can I replace it? [more inside]